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Fairy Caves

Bau Town | Bau, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Drop by here if you are already in Kuching and have time, though I would think that if you are visiting or have visited Mulu Caves, you can actually skip this. Wear proper shoes because the stairs are very steep and slippery.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

From the car park, the cave does not look attractive at all. More so, when you see the many flights of steps that leads to the entrance of the cave. Once you enter the cave, you will encounter with more steps to climb to reach to the top of the cave. Some steps are steep and slippery. Once you reach... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A year ago, I would have given Fairy Cave an easy 5 stars. It was free, wild, unsupervised and just awesome. Now, they put a booth up front and started charging 5 ringgit for entrance, which my itself is not that bad, but they also close it at 4 pm which is just ridiculous. So things have got worse due... More

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Redmond, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Rigorous climb, but beautiful and worth it. There is a small fee, but it is reasonable for the view. The stairs are well maintained but once inside there are not any handrails so be careful. Despite that, it is so beautiful inside like a grotto. Make the climb and while you do watch for flying lizards. (We were surprised by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were originally going to take a tour guide which was rather expensive, over 100RM per person. After reading trip advisor we decided to take the bus (from bus station near mosque) which costs 4.50RM. When we arrived we took a taxi to the caves (make sure you have a phone and save the taxi number so you can get... More

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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a bit of a hike from Kuching. But it is really cool! Not sure I'd want to do it if there were crowds. There are a couple dicey ladders and stairs. Do bring a flashlight or at least an app on your phone. Certain areas are quite dark. We counted about 200 stairs to the entrance of the... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a big and airy cave. Plant life grows where ever it can find a few rays of light. There is a tower to climb to get to the entrance and the pathways are mostly stairs. There are a couple of darker ares, so a flashlight or headlamp would be good. There is a nice breeze in the cave,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the Fairy Caves with Kuching Off Road/Kuching Caving. The caves are fascinating but unfortunately with little obvious management or maintenance evident, they are falling into disrepair. This is such a shame as they are a wonderful cave system to explore. A fascinating insight into the cave system of Sarawak.

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very nice cave. The cave is very big and very nice. It's many steps though. If you like caves, should like this one. Remember to bring torch light.

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41 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We probably didn't explore enough of the caves to see the highlights. Our guide dropped us off at the foot of the stairs and told us to come down when we'd had enough. Fortunately he offered us the use of his torch as there are segments that you climb that are not lit and yet steep and slippery. We eagerly... More

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